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Differential Diagnosis of Disfluencies

Course: #7545 Level: Intermediate1 Hour 1865 Reviews

Many young children will go through a period of temporary disfluency as they develop more complex language abilities. This course will educate speech-language pathologists on what to look and listen for in order to differentiate between typical developmental disfluencies and disfluencies that warrant closer attention. This course is open captioned.

Course created on April 7, 2016

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Course Type: Video

CEUs/Hours Offered: ASHA/0.1 Intermediate, Professional; IACET/0.1; Kansas LTS-S1370/1.0; SAC/1.0

Learning Outcomes

  • checkmarkAfter this course, participants will be able to describe common characteristics of developmental disfluencies, language formulation disfluencies, childhood onset stuttering, atypical stuttering and cluttering.
  • checkmarkAfter this course, participants will be able to describe the qualitative and quantitative differences between the various types of disfluencies that assist in making a differential diagnosis.
  • checkmarkAfter this course, participants will be able to identify factors that put a child at elevated risk for persistent stuttering.
  • checkmarkAfter this course, participants will be able to explain what a formal fluency assessment entails.


0-5 Minutes Introduction
5-40 Minutes Common characteristics of 5 main types of disfluencies
40-45 Minutes Blueprint for formal fluency assessment
45-55 Minutes Case studies
55-60 Minutes Summary, Q & A


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Presenter Disclosure: Financial: Brooke Leiman was paid an honorarium for this presentation by SpeechPathology.com. Nonfinancial: Afffiliate of ASHA SIG 4 and on Subject Matter Expert Committee for ASHA's Practice Portal. Brooke is a member of ASHA's Leadership Development Program. She was a co-facilitator for DC's first one day workshop for the organization FRIENDS (The National Association of Young People Who Stutter) and also hosts the blog, The Stuttering Source.

Content Disclosure: This learning event does not focus exclusively on any specific product or service.

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American Speech-Language-Hearing Assn.

American Speech-Language-Hearing Assn.

This course is offered for 0.1 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level, Professional Area)

International Association for Continuing Education and Training

International Association for Continuing Education and Training

continued, LLC, DBA AudiologyOnline, is accredited by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET). continued complies with the ANSI/IACET Standard, which is recognized internationally as a standard of excellence in instructional practices. As a result of this accreditation, continued is authorized to issue the IACET CEU. continued, LLC, is authorized by IACET to offer 0.1 CEUs for this program.

Kansas Dept for Aging and Disability Services

Approved for 1 continuing education clock hour(s) for Kansas licensed Speech Pathologists by the Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services. Long-Term Sponsorship number: LTS-S1370.

California Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Board: SpeechPathology.com is approved by the California Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Board as a Continuing Professional Development Provider, approval number PDP 268. This course may meet the requirements for 1 hours of continuing education credit for SLPs as required by the California Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology and Hearing Aid Dispensers Board. The responsibility for determining whether or not this specific course counts toward an individual's requirements for license renewal is up to the individual. Please refer to the CA state board rules regarding allowable topics and self-study limits: http://www.speechandhearing.ca.gov/licensees/ce_req.shtml. Live webinars on SpeechPathology.com do not count as self-study courses toward California professional development requirements.

Speech-Language and Audiology Canada

Speech-Language and Audiology Canada

Clinically certified members of Speech-Language and Audiology Canada (SAC) can accumulate continuing education equivalents (CEEs) for their participation with SpeechPathology.com. One hour of coursework equals 1 CEE. All SAC members are encouraged to participate in on-going education.